Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. In this article, I will be discussing, How to lose your double chin, and stop looking like a Guppy. I am being straightforward, no beating around the bush or bullshit you. It is best that I am honest, once again. Please know, my intention is not to hurt your feelings or offend you in any way. I personally prefer to be honest, especially if I am trying to help and educate you. How can I start off by telling you to want to hear? I prefer to hit you with a reality check. I personally don’t want to look like a Guppy, or a chipmunk storing food, or saggy scrotum skin. I know neither do you and so I am here to help you correct that. I will shoot you with advice from all angles to assist you. Explain why people get double chins. What exercises you can do, and together we will correct the issue and create a new and improved you. Thus increase your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life. So, our journey begins.
Why do people get double chins
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin.
What causes a double chin
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin. If you have a double chin and want to get rid of it, there are several things you can do.
Exercises that target a double chin
1. Straight Jaw Jut
Move your lower jaw forward to feel a stretch under the chin.
Hold the jaw jut for a 10 count.
Relax your jaw and return your head to a neutral position.
2. Ball Exercise
Place a 9 to10 inch ball under your chin.
Put pressure and Press your chin down against the ball.
3. Pucker Up
With your head tilted back, look at the ceiling.
Pucker your lips as if you’re kissing the ceiling to stretch the area beneath your chin.
Stop puckering and bring your head back to its normal position.
4. Tongue Stretch
Looking straight ahead, stick your tongue out as far as you can.
Lift your tongue upwards towards your nose.
Hold for 10 seconds and release.
5. Neck Stretch
Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
Hold for 5 to 10 seconds and release.
6. Bottom Jaw Jut
Lean your head back, and look at the ceiling.
Turn your head to the right, then the left
Move your bottom jaw forward.
Hold that position for 5 to 10 seconds and release.
Treatment For a Double Chin
If your double chin is a result of genetics, toning up the area with exercise may help. It’s not clear if weight loss will help. If that is the case, your doctor may recommend an invasive procedure called Lipolysis, Another name for it is liposculpture. Lipolysis uses liposuction or heat from a laser to melt away fat and contour the skin. In most cases, a local anesthetic is all that’s needed during lipolysis to treat a double chin. Keep in mind, lipolysis only treats fat. Some effects of lipolysis may include swelling, bruising, and pain.
You can also have a mesotherapy, mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers small amounts of fat-dissolving compounds through a series of injections. In 2015, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved deoxycholic acid (Kybella), an injectable drug used in mesotherapy. Deoxycholic acid helps your body absorb fats. It may take 20 or more injections of deoxycholic acid per treatment to treat a double chin. You can have up to six treatments total and it is a must that you wait at least one month between treatments. A deoxycholic acid may cause serious nerve damage if injected improperly. Only a dermatologist or a doctor with plastic surgery experience who is knowledgeable about the drug should administer these injections. Potential side effects of deoxycholic acid and other mesotherapy injectables include the following – swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness.
Another alternative and the best way to get rid of extra fat anywhere on your body is by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. When trying to get rid of a double chin, be patient. As Rome was not built in a day. Depending on how many chins you have, it may take a few months before it’s less noticeable. Then you can call yourself a human and not a guppie.
Maintaining a healthy weight will help keep a double chin, a triple chin or a stack of chins in check. This also has added benefits because it reduces your overall risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, certain cancers and stroke. It is a no-brainer and an eye-opener.
Unless you are sure that your double chin was caused by crappy genetics, give weight loss, cardio exercise, and chin exercises a chance before thinking about having an invasive procedure. Always, before starting a diet and exercise program, talk with your doctor. They will address any health concerns you may have and help you plan healthy weight loss goals. Keep this in mind as Denzel Washington said “We don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan”. Your doctor may also recommend a nutrition plan that fits your lifestyle. However, If diet and exercise don’t help your double chin, and I believe it will, depends on how bad you want it. Then and only then will I suggest you ask your doctor if an invasive procedure is an option for you.
Diet and Nutrition
If your double chin is due to weight gain, losing weight may make it smaller or get rid of it. The best way to lose weight is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Here are suggestions for healthy eating habits. Eat four servings of vegetables daily. Eat three servings of fruits daily. Replace refined grains with whole grains. Avoid processed foods. Eat lean protein, such as poultry and fish. Eat healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts. Avoid fried foods. Eat low-fat dairy products. Reduce your sugar intake. Practice portion control. As the number drops on your scale, your face may get thinner. To boost weight loss, the Mayo Clinic recommends you do moderate physical activity up to 300 minutes per week, or about 45 minutes daily. They also recommend doing strength training twice a week. All intense physical activity, such as mowing the lawn, gardening, and carrying groceries, counts toward this weekly goal. Some of these activities do target the biceps, triceps, back, and shoulders.
How I Did it
To be honest with you, I did have a double chin, borderline human and fish. However, I was determined not to let it get out of control and basically, get rid of it. So that is what I did. I performed several facial exercises daily. Two or three times a day. I did eat what I wanted, however, I ate in moderation, and did cardio. All you need to do is basically, watch what you eat, reduce your calorie intake and perform the daily facial exercise, literally daily. They can be done anytime throughout the day. So you really don’t have an excuse. Do exercise your whole body in conjunction with your stacks, your chins, that is.
In this article, we reviewed and to summarize, how to lose your double chin. I mean, most of us do not notice at first, especially when you have a beard. However, then again, we just do not care, until it reaches epic proportions. So we need to realize and understand that it is an indication of other potential inviting underlining illness, which was mentioned earlier in the article. Just that alone, should be ample firepower to commit to a transformation. Again, work out your whole body. Can you imagine, how you would feel, once you lose your double chin, work on your physique and introduce the new you to the world. Man, you will be amazed. Regardless of your age. So who is with me here? Who wants a change? Stay positive and only positive things will happen. Let’s get started and build a new version of yourself. If you have a question or comments, please leave them in the comment section and I will respond as soon as possible.